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Ruth Bader Ginsburg biographer and historian Jane Sherron de Hart discusses how the Supreme Court Justice became a trailblazer for gender equality and what shaped her passion for justice and jurisprudence. De Hart is joined in conversation by Your Call's Rose Aguilar.

Madeline Matuska in Nevertheless (center). Photo by Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Tanya Chianese, artistic director of the ka·nei·see | collective, and with Heather Arnett, leader of the Cat Call Choir, to discuss the reprise of Nevertheless, which surveys the field of gender-based harassment - from the subtle to the violent, in a marriage of song and dance, comedy and horror. 

Historian Jane Sherron de Hart discusses how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a trailblazer for gender equality and what shaped her passion for justice and jurisprudence.

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Dying to Talk: Discover who you are

Oct 14, 2016

For many people, losing a grandparent can feel like the end of an era. What would be possible, if instead, death became an opening to explore where we come from? KALW's own Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call, has discovered just that.

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After more than 150 years, historians (and perhaps Californians) are facing the horrifying truth that Indian slavery was a key source of labor that helped create the early economy of California and enrich its first settlers. 

Hey Area: Who's worked at KALW the longest?

Sep 22, 2016
Design by Cal Tabuena-Frolli. Illustration by Olivia Henry.

When Heather Hernandez saw that KALW was seeking questions from listeners via Hey Area, she wrote in and asked, "Who has worked at KALW the longest?" We invited Heather to the station to interview some of our longest-standing employees. Steven Short — the original KALW newsroom volunteer — helped. 

Join Rose Aguilar at The Roxie Theatre in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm for a special screening of the award-winning documentary  3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, featuring a Q&A with Jordan Davis's father Ron Davis and Oscar Grant's mother Wanda JohnsonTickets now available at The Roxie's website.

In the December 7th edition of his "Radio Waves" column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ben Fong-Torres profiles Your Call host Rose Aguilar. Read the full article at SFGate:  "Aguilar goes from KALW guest to host"

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This past weekend, KALW broadcast live from The Green Festival at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.Hear the broadcast hosted by Your Call's Rose Aguilar and Malihe Razazan featuring interviews with:

Join us for Capital Public Radio’s live, anchored coverage of Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address on Wednesday, January 22nd at 9am, hosted by Beth Ruyak in Sacramento.  She will be joined by Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler, analyst Steve Swatt, Republican political consultant Beth Miller, Democratic political consultant Jason Kinney and the “Political Junkie” Ken Rudin.  Then stay tuned at 10am for further local discussion and analysis with Rose Aguilar and Your Call.





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If you really want to know how our local economy is doing, look no further than the nearest homeless shelter. Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty oversees homelessness in the city, and he says these days, San Francisco’s roughly 1,150 beds are nearly full each night. Advocates say there’s been a sharp increase in homeless seniors, especially women. It was rare to see this population on the streets a few decades ago, but now service providers say it seems to be the norm.

Beginning at 5pm, join Your Call host Rose Aguilar and long-time political analyst Larry Bensky for comprehensive election night coverage, broadcast from the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley.

We'll bring you up-to-the-minute results in the Presidential, Senate and House races, and connect you with activists and reporters in key states across the country. 

Throughout the night, you'll hear headlines from the BBC and informed, independent analysis from Bay Area experts including Sylvia Allegretto (UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor & Economics), Mark Hertsgaard (HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth), Ethel Long-Scott (Women's Economic Agenda Project), Daniel Newman (Maplight), and Lance Williams (California Watch).

You can participate, too:  Post your questions and comments right here, and Rose Aguilar will be reading them throughout the night and asking her guests to respond.